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Ilex aquifolium ‘Golden Queen’

Holly

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & September
  • Height4m to 6m
  • Spread2m to 4m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Flower ColourWhite yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green variegated yellow
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Ilex aquifolium ‘Golden Queen’ (Holly). Has oval, spiny, medium green leaves with yellow margins.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Tree

Origin

Southern Europe and Northern Africa

Interest and use

Hedging. Winter interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Watch out for the thorns.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings from late summer to early winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for holly aphid and holly leaf miner.

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